Nooo! Shoreditch Pub The Water Poet Is Closing Down

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Nooo! Shoreditch Pub The Water Poet Is Closing Down
Image: The Water Poet

Another pub bites the dust.

Beloved boozer The Water Poet — a sprawling six-room Shoreditch pub — has said it will close its doors permanently on Friday 29 March.

The announcement, made on social media, says that the decision to shut shop, after almost 20 years in the biz, is "due to redevelopment in the area".

It's not all doom and gloom, though: a new Water Poet pub is promised, "with the same vibes, service and atmosphere". Where Water Poet 2.0 will appear, however, isn't yet known.

In the meantime, the pub is encouraging lovers of The Water Poet to share their fond memories and pictures of their time spent in the pub. As well as to come and enjoy one final session.

Image: The Water Poet

Named after an execrable 17th century 'water poet', who shares his name with the pub's owner, The Water Poet is loved for its many nooks and crannies, pool tables and sun trap of a beer garden. Certainly, Londonist has sunk a few pints here in our time.

If you love this pub and are a Brexit sceptic, Friday 29 March could be one tough day.

Last Updated 21 March 2019